Who Says You Can’t Change the World? Just Economies in an Unjust World

Yesterday I received a copy this report from my friend Bev. I thought it something to be shared by our community. The mission of Other Worlds being to educate about alternative models of social and economic relations. Sounds like CAN to me…

By Beverly Bell and Other Worlds Collaborative

“Who Says You Can’t Change the World” is a groundbreaking new report from Other Worlds that introduces nine grassroots alternatives to the current economic and environmental (dis)order, and gives examples of real communities and movements who are living those alternatives every day. The report touches on alternative education, water struggles, the right to health care, environmental justice, and solidarity economies, among other topics, and highlights organizing taking place on five continents and in countless communities. We’ve also included lists of resources for more information and contact info for organizations working on similar issues in the US.


Look for WhoSaysYouCantChangeTheWorld PDF
When you’ve got your health….(Gauranteed access to health care)
pages 16-20 wtih mention of WCA- “The Calmest revolution ever staged” on page 17

Author: Joseph

Moved to Portland from Albuquerque, New Mexico where I graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in August 2006. Originally I co-founded Brooklyn Community Acupuncture and in May 2009 I joined forces with Working Class Acupuncture to open their second location. Prior to my studies in acupuncture I pursued the fine arts as a sculptor.

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  1. LOL

    I’m always looking for the “like” button on CAN too…damn you, facebook!  You have me trained now!!!

    Thanks, Joseph, for posting this…I’m going to print it out so that I can read it properly, and then put it in the “library” at the clinic. It’s so good to read examples of people creating positive social change when so much news is of the opposite.

  2. change the world, yess indeed

    Great post very inspiring. I will send it on to others I know who are coming at this from different directions…. organic gardening/gleaning, food banking, meals for the poor, micro-loans, etc. Do you have friends who are into these things? Get an introduction to their circle, they could be GREAT groups to market to in your area for your clinic….and you can support them too.